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Bank of Latvia issues first collector coin of Gold Brooches series

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Baku, November 10, AZERTAC

The Bank of Latvia has today issued a new EUR 5 gold collector coin "Gold Brooches. The Disc Fibula", the Latvian central bank announced, according to The Baltic Course.

The coin replicating a 3rd–4th century disc fibula is the first in the series of euro gold collector coins dedicated to Latvia's brooches and the country's centenary. It has also been planned to issue within this series collector coins replicating the horseshoe and bubble fibulae.

The graphic design of the new coin has been created by Inguna Elere but the plaster model by Solvita Rulle.

The coin "Gold Brooches. The Disc Fibula" has been minted by Munze Osterreich Aktiengesellschaft (Austria). The following inscriptions are placed on the obverse of the gold coin: "#Latvija", "#ripsakta", "#3_4gs", "5 euro" and "#2016", but the reverse features an image of a disc fibula.

According to Elere's concept, the brooch featured on the coin provides centuries-old information, while the hashtags highlighting the times we live in are located on the obverse of the coin. The artist emphasizes that "the brooch tells a story about the 3rd and 4th centuries, but the reverse of the coin – about the present day, i.e. how we communicate in the virtual environment and social networks, and how we select topics important to us."

The gold coin priced EUR 170 was released on November 10 but, starting from 11.a.m. Wednesday, it can also be reserved via the collector coin and other numismatic product online reservation service under the Collector Coins Section on the Bank of Latvia website.

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